Archna Sahay is Philly's new 'Manager of Entrepreneurial Investment' - Philly


Feb. 12, 2015 8:02 am

Archna Sahay is Philly’s new ‘Manager of Entrepreneurial Investment’

She brings banking and VC experience into city government.

Archna Sahay.

(Photo courtesy of Lauren Hertzler)

Archna Sahay spent a short stint as the program manager for DreamIt Athena, the new women entrepreneurship program from DreamIt Ventures, but now she’s the City of Philadelphia’s Manager of Entrepreneurial Investment. That title was formerly held by Rebecca Lopez-Kriss, who’s now focused on communications for the Commerce Department.

Here’s Sahay on the gig: “The City role gives me an opportunity to serve the citizens of Philadelphia and give back to a city that has given me so much. With this role I have a larger platform to promote and secure resources for all the exciting and diverse entrepreneurial activities happening in Philadelphia, of which Athena is one.”

Sahay’s background is in the financial sector. She also founded the Female Founders Network.

Expect her to be involved with the city’s StartUp PHL initiative.

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

  • Kiera Smalls

    Congrats Archna!

  • jwbrimfield

    Very exciting for the city. Well deserved.


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